San Juan Capistrano Athletics

San Juan Capistrano Athletics

No compromise! Students at Fairmont SJC don’t have to choose between great athletics and great academics; they can have both. 

No restrictions! Fairmont SJC’s athletes are not limited to playing one sport; they have the ability to engage in multiple sports.

No limits! The caliber of Fairmont SJC’s athletics program is high; students have the potential to extend their sports careers into college and beyond.

SJC High school Sports

The caliber of Fairmont SJC’s athletics program is high; students have the potential to extend their sports careers into college and beyond.

CIF Fall Sports

Cross-Country (Coed)
Girls Volleyball
Girls Golf

CIF Winter Sports
Boys Basketball
Wrestling (Coed)
CIF Spring Sports
Boys Golf
Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League (ADHSHL)
Middle School Tri-Way League

Flag Football (Boys Fall / Girls Spring)
Basketball (Boys & Girls Winter)
Cheerleading (Winter)
Boys Soccer (Spring)
Boys Volleyball (Spring)
Girls Volleyball (Spring)

#fairmontwarriors

Our goal in athletics at Fairmont SJC is to foster an environment that encourages our student-athletes to compete at a high level, develop character and integrity through winning and losing, and prepare them to achieve great things in their adult lives.

COACH BIOS

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Dack Petersen

Ice Hockey

Dack Petersen was born in Ontario, Canada with hockey in his blood which began as a young child skating in a backyard rink. Moving to Southern California at a young age did not change his mindset. Moving up among the ranks of youth hockey in SoCal allowed him to play for the first High School hockey team within the Anaheim Ducks league moving on to play Tier 1 hockey. After graduating high school in Orange County, he went back to Canada to attend University and played junior hockey within the Ontario Hockey Association. After hanging his skates up and shifting into a corporate Learning & Development consulting career, the urge to give back to the hockey community led him to coach. Skating for some of the best coaches in Southern California gave Dack the foundations to build his experience and player development philosophy. Dack believes that developing a player does not happen just on the ice. The foundations to develop young athletes into respectful, socially responsible young men and women who possess a good work ethic come from lessons learned on and off the ice. By holding all players accountable and allowing them to make mistakes leads to positive failure.
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KEVIN BIEKSA

Ice Hockey

A hockey personality with recognition all over North America, Kevin has played professional hockey for 15 years, 13 of which were in the NHL. Kevin played for the Vancouver Canucks for 10 years before joining Orange County’s own Anaheim Ducks, where he played for 3 years. In addition, Kevin is proud to have represented Canada several times Internationally, including being selected team Captain at the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Currently, Kevin is Director of Elite Defensemen Mentorship for KO sports, Inc., a boutique hockey agency that assists the world’s best hockey players excel in their careers. During his time in the NHL, Kevin mentored younger players in order to strengthen his teams. Additionally, he’s been a broadcaster and analyst for both Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada. With a passion for mentorship and seeing the next generation of talent thrive, Kevin has built a personal brand that exhibits both unequaled mastery of the game, and a dedication to helping others excel.

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Dean Caban

Ice Hockey

Dean has been coaching for over 18 years. He was a head skating instructor at Edge of Excellence for 15 years, and a head coach with Pursuit of Excellence for 12 years. Dean has worked with players from around the world, including North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Many of the players Dean has worked with have gone on to have professional careers in hockey. Dean is an expert in skating, and has spent countless hours analyzing skating techniques, which has helped him quickly hone in on the specific skills players need to skate their best. He also has expertise in both offensive and defensive skills that include puck skills, shooting, deception, and more, which helps him provide effective training to hockey players regardless of their needs. An expert in the field of youth coaching, Dean is world-renowned for using his expertise to help young hockey players reach their fullest potential.
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Brian Brennan

Boys Basketball

# years coaching at Fairmont:
First year

Total # years coaching:
18

Experience as a player:
3 Year Varsity Letter Basketball Baseball , 1998 OC All-Star ,Empire League Champ, All league both sports. Career leader assists and steals. College team captain, all tournament teams.

I love coaching because:
I’ve dedicated my adult/coaching life to helping all athletes of all abilities build for life. I use 5 Pillars to build my players and programs. Humility, Unity, Servant Leadership, Thankfulness and Passion. These core values are what excite me each and every day to promote , instill and live alongside my student athletes.

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
The community and family atmosphere is the backbone and what drew me to Fairmont San Juan Capistrano.

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
Holding our first successful mini camp in my first year.

Notable athletes coached:
Brooke Demetre (Stanford) Bri Roberson (Stanford) Sean Starkey (LBSU)Alexis Moore (USC) Jeremy Major (Pepperdine)

Childhood ambition:
Professional Athlete, Teacher, Coach

Perfect day:
4am workout, sunrise coffee, walk with wife, breakfast with kids, read and journal, pool side in palm springs, steak dinner at The Purple Room

Inspiration:
Each morning I wake up with breath in my lungs. Being the best version of myself for those who rely on me.

First job:
Walmart

Favorite movie:
Ocean’s 11 (Sinatra Version)

Retreat/relax:
Palm Springs

Fondest memory:
All 4 of my children’s births. The day my wife and I were married.

Indulgence:
Ice Cream

Other fun facts:
I enjoy collecting and listening to Vinyl ( all genres throughout the years)

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Gustav Gratzer

Boys & Girls Soccer

Gustav Gratzer, one of Strikers FC Irvine longest-tenured and most successful coaches, is the Technical Director of Soccer at Fairmont’s Athletic Academy at the San Juan Capistrano campus

Coach Gratzer’s history with the Strikers FC Irvine precedes his tenure as a coach. He actually played on one of the first Strikers’ teams before he went on to a successful collegiate career at UC Irvine. After completing his education, he returned to the club — this time as a coach. He also previously coached at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, leading his teams to multiple CIF titles.

For the past 15 years, Coach Gratzer has been teaching physical education at our Historic Anaheim campus. And now, he brings his considerable experience and expertise to Fairmont’s athletic department, where his reach will ultimately extend to many fortunate athletes.

# years coaching at Fairmont:
16

Total # years coaching:
26

Experience as a player:
CIF champion as a player, and 2 CIF championships as a coach at Woodbridge High School in Irvine. Played collegiate soccer at UC Irvine. As a coach at Strikers FC, helped develop numerous pros and US national team members, along with division 1 athletes.

I love coaching because:
I love watching kids grow and develop in the sport they love. To see kids’ reactions after reaching their goals is priceless.

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
The support and opportunity to grow the soccer program.

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
All kids I have had the pleasure of coaching

Notable athletes coached:
Benny Feilhaber, Bobby Wood, Steven Birnbaum, Christian Ramirez, Francis Jacobs

Childhood ambition:
Professional soccer player

Perfect day:
Hanging with my daughter and wife on the beach in a hammock

Inspiration:
My father

First job:
Retail soccer store

Favorite movie:
Top Gun
Fondest memory:
Soccer Training with my dad at the park

Other fun fact:
I am the son of an Ecuadorian mother and Austrian father

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Mark Munoz

Wrestling

Mark Muñoz’s resume reads like a “Who’s Who” in the sport. An NCAA National Champion and two time All-American while competing at Oklahoma State University, he went on to become a member of the FILA Junior World Wrestling Team, where he earned a silver medal.

Coach Muñoz has coached at the collegiate level, both at his alma mater (where he helped lead the team to an NCAA National Championship) and at UC Davis. He then took a break from wrestling and began a successful career competing in mixed martial arts. Check out his record on the ESPN website.

But wrestling is in Coach Muñoz’s blood, so he returned to coaching, this time at the high school level. He also trains young wrestlers (ages 7 – 18) at Reign Wrestling Club in Laguna Hills. 

 

I love coaching because:
I get to use my talents, gifts, and abilities to impact the next generations in the sport to not only become better wrestlers but better fathers, mothers, employees, students, coaches, athletes, etc. I get to use wrestling to teach character, integrity, leadership, desire, direction, diligence, discipline, and dedication to all I come into contact with. I feel I’m doing what I am destined to do and that is to use wrestling to change the thoughts, actions, behaviors, habits, and later destinies of all I coach. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this!

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
I get to do what I love and love what I do and do it with an amazing faculty and staff that are super supportive in all that we are trying to build here at Fairmont.

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
Getting to know everyone that’s here.

Notable athletes coached:
Urijah Faber, Michael Bisping, Helen Maroulis, Derek Moore, Muhammed Lawal, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Junior Dos Santos, Rafael Dos Anjos, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Amanda Hendey, Brett Cooper, Emanuel Newton, Fabricio Werdum, Wanderlei Silva, Jake Ellenberger, Tito Ortiz, Johnny Hendricks, Jake Rosholt, Nathan Morgan, I’m missing some but I think this will suffice.

Inspiration:
God, my family, and friends

First job:
Oklahoma State Assistant Wrestling Coach

Favorite movie:
All the Rocky movies

Retreat/relax:
Camping with my family

Fondest memory:
My marriage to my beloved wife Kristine Marie Muñoz

Indulgence:
Food

Other fun facts:
I can play the guitar

Anything else?
I use “The Golden Rule” when I engage with people

Bailey Tanner

Girls Volleyball

Bailey Tanner played at Tstreet from 12-18 years old. She then went on to the University of Washington, where the Huskies won multiple PAC12 titles and went deep in the NCAA tournament. While there, Bailey earned All-American status, as well as first team PAC12 honors. After a professional season in Poland, she began coaching at Tstreet. As the Head of Volleyball Development for Fairmont, she sees incredible opportunities for players to thrive in this burgeoning program.

# years coaching at Fairmont:
1

Total # years coaching:
7

Experience as a player:
High school, collegiate (All American, Pac12 champion)

I love coaching because:
I love helping kids to learn lessons that I wish I knew at their age, and helping them to achieve their goals as players and teammates.

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
It is a community effort with everything. Nobody is alone on their journey to excel.

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
Every day gets better and better!

Childhood ambition:
Win a national championship

Perfect day:
In and out of the water all day at the beach with friends and family.

Inspiration:
Kerri Walsh, Troy Tanner

First job:
Special Education PE teacher

Fondest memory:
Any time with friends and family is treasured!

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Josh Goedl

Strength & Conditioning

# years coaching at Fairmont:
1

Total # years coaching:
14

Experience as a player:
Chapman University, AFL

I love coaching because:
I get to inspire athletes to meet their fullest potential.

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
Administrative Support

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
Involvement with the sports academy

Notable athletes coached:
Multitude of collegiate and professional athletes in multiple sports

Childhood ambition:
Be an architect

Perfect day:
Beach

Inspiration:
To be the person i needed to have when I was a young athlete

First job:
Disneyland

Favorite movie:
Point Break 1991

Retreat/relax:
Get out to nature away from the hustle and bustle
Indulgence:
Any combination of chocolate and peanut butter

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Athletic Trainer

Khrystianne Padua “KP”

“As an athletic trainer, I have the opportunity to be part of every athletic team’s highs and moments of growth. What I love most is helping an athlete overcome injury and watching them return to the field or court — doing what they love to do.”

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